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By Anon (anonymous) | Posted June 12, 2014 at 22:59:23

Joining a local riding association and influencing policy decisions presupposes that this system is working for the poorest. It's not. Ontario Works or Disability Support Payments are not at all enough to live. There's no change at that level and the use of hospitality meals and food banks continues to increase. The options do not have to be the same options in the next election; those, too, can be changed. Direct action, however, is generally more effective at recovering a sense of political agency than voting every few years within a parliamentary democracy. So, vote, certainly, but don't expect much from it; expect more from yourself, your neighbourhood, and those local, tangible things and circles within which you run.

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